Gecko

Low powered bluetooth device Gecko, which can gesture control your smartphone and be used to track things has raised over $100,000 from crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. When we wrote about it, the company had raised about $2300 from contributors. Apple’s co founder Steve Wozniak, was one of the first to back the project by the Bangalore based company. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of Gecko

JustUnFollow

JustUnfollow, the friend management app for Twitter & Instagram has crossed 5 million registered users and acquired Posterous migration app JustMigrate and local shopping app 3Crumbs. Last year in August when we wrote about JustUnfollow, it had 1 million users. That’s a growth of 5x in just over a year! [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of JustUnFollow

Voonik

Voonik is an e-commerce site which wants to become your personal stylist. It suggests curated e-commerce products based on the type of person the buyer is and the occasion it works for. We found the company’s approach quite different and useful. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of Voonik

Emo2

Bangalore based emo2 launched its emo2 Anywhere multi-user multi-touch interaction OS and Cloud platform at CES. This is a solution for large scale deployment and management of multi-user touch systems. The patent pending Emo2 hardware technology was conceived with the desktop market prices in mind. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of emo2

MyGola

Mygola pivoted from a travel concierge service to a DIY trip planner in 2013. The company raised $1.5M in a Series A funding round led by Helion Venture Partners with participation from existing investor Blumberg Capital. Mygola helps travelers discover travel itineraries that are customizable and instantly bookable. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of MyGola

ApartmentAdda

ApartmentADDA, is startup which makes it easier for housing societies and residential complexes to manage their accounts and other things has an angel round. The startup provides a private online portal for apartments and villa communities which can be used for facility management, maintenance billing and accounting. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of ApartmentAdda

Bluegape

Student startup Bluegape sells customized posters online. At Bluegape, you can order customized posters online and they will be delivered at your doorsteps. The startup raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from Aniket Khera, Rahul Bhatia and one more unnamed angel investor. Earlier, the venture had raised Rs 10 lakhs seed capital from Times Group investment arm TLabs. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of Bluegape

Almamater

Almamater founded by Varun Agarwal, the author of How I braved Anu Aunty and co-founded a million dollar company, is a custom merchandising company serving colleges, schools and corporates. The company secured investment from Indian Angel Network and has served 500+ organisations.  Last year, Almamater launched Play, which allows you to make tee shirts for your group and share it with friends or members of the group. [Tweet This]

Oravel

Oravel is an NCR based bed and breakfast aggregator. The company is focused on the short and midterm rentals space and is an aggregator of Bed and Breakfast, Private Rooms and Serviced Apartments which enables travellers to book clean, comfortable, affordable spaces. Oravel raised funding from VentureNursery. Its co-founder Ritesh Agarwal won the Thiel Fellowship & $100k last year. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of Oravel

Unbxd

E-commerce product recommendation platform Unbxd is expanding in Singapore and in North America.  The two year old startup works with e-commerce websites to improve transactions. Its in-site search boosts e-commerce revenues by helping visitors find the right products. Unbxd raised series A funding from Indian Angel Network in September 2012 and $2 mn from Inventus Capital & IDG Ventures in October 2013. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of Unbxd

Wishberg

Wishberg is a social wishlist which helps users discover and share purchase intents, experiences and reviews within their social circle. The platform focuses on high involvement categories like Travel, Cars, Bikes, Gadgets, Electronics and Real Estate and the company aims to build Social Graph for Product & Purchase Intents. The Mumbai based startup raised an undisclosed amount of from India Quotient in October 2013 and launched various features in 2013. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of Wishberg

Deck

Deck, is a nifty mobile app to create presentations on the go. The company raised $600,000 in funding from Qualcomm Ventures and angel investors including Hotmail Co-Founder Sabeer Bhatia & Inmobi Co-Founder Amit Gupta earlier this month. The productivity app, which demoed at UnPluggd in June, has more than 300,000 downloads currently. Deck had won the $100,000 Qualcom QPrize in 2012. [Tweet This]

Hoverr

Using Hoverr, you can pivot traffic to your ecommerce portal by just using fashion photographs for advertising on websites instead of banner ads. It is a native advertising platform which uses fashion photography to advertise on websites. Used on any publisher website, the page redirects to the ecommerce retailers page once potential clients hover over and click on an ad. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of Hoverr

SignEasy

SignEasy, a startup which lets consumers sign documents digitally hit 1.7 million downloads with over 60,000 paying customers in 2013. SignEasy says that apart from saving time, digital signatures also lessen the costs associated with physical signatures. SignEasy has had 1,500 paid customers every month and 1.5 million documents that have been processed in 2013. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of SignEasy

LeadSquared

With LeadSquared, a business owner can create landing pages optimized for lead generation, run e-mail campaigns, track and manage leads and grow the business. Creating a landing page is simple with drag and drop functions. You can also choose from one of the templates that are already available on the site. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of LeadSquared

Aurus Network

Internet based live streaming technology company Aurus Network has launched CourseHub, a platform which connects teachers and students using video for classes. CourseHub is a cloud based video creation, management and distribution solution.  In September 2012, it secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Indian Angel Network. Some of the clients includes Gate Academy, Career Point, IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore and also corporate like HCL and Kemin among others. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of Aurus Network 

Thrillophilia, TripThirsty and Tushky, WeAreHolidays

These startups are into experiential travel, a trend we’ve seen gaining momentum these days.  Thrillophilia, is a marketplace of unique activities, things to do and experiences. Tushky, is a Mumbai based startup that wants to bring extraordinary experiences to people (Read). TripThirsty wants to be the Pinterest of travel. Angel backed WeAreHolidays allows booking via web or phone across different locations. [Tweet This]

Zipdial

Zipdial Mobile Solutions is a company which provides phone based marketing solutions to clients. Brands like Cadbury, ICICI, Kotak Bank, Gillette and GreenPeace use ZipDial to engage with their consumers for content update, feedback, opinion polls, interactive quizzes, credential verification and pledges. The startup which was founded in 2010, raised under $500,000 from 500 Startups in 2012. Earlier, it raised funds from Mumbai Angels. Times Internet Limited and Blume Ventures are also investors in Zipdial. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat Interview with Zipdial

CommonFloor

CommonFloor is a real estate search and listing portal. It started operations from Bangalore in 2007 by a team of IITians. The company was one of the first to roll out map based real estate search in India. The company raised $7.5 mn from existing investors Tiger Global management and Accel India in 2013. [Tweet This]

MartMobi

MartMobi is a mobile commerce platform which enables eCommerce companies to get on mobile phones and tablets quickly. The company launched at UnPluggd in June. Its self service platform can be used to create custom applications for all major mobile platform for retailers. [Tweet This]

Read: NextBigWhat coverage of MartMobi

myWindow

mYwindow.me, is a self network, which allows users to cut through the noise, and follow content which matters the most. mYwindow allows you to create your identity, follow passion (content) and add family members. To have a more emphatic identity the platform enables you to record brief video story about yourself, and upload it as a cover video. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat coverage of myWindow

FindYogi

FindYogi, the Bangalore based startup, lets you compare prices of products online. Their product comparison range include mobiles, tablets, laptops and cameras.The site differs from others in this space as it wants to focus more on product comparison than pure-play price comparison (i.e. price is just one of the features in buying decision). In July this year, FindYogi raised $100,000 in seed funding from angel investor $ Way2SMS founder, Raju Vanapala. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of FindYogi

MySmartPrice

MySmartPrice is an Indian price comparison engine for books and mobile phones. For books, the portal complies its comparison results from 10 online book sellers including established players like flipkart/Infibeam and newer ones like FlipGraph. In the case of mobile phones, MySmartPrice fetches data from 5 major stores like infibeam, IndiaPlaza, FlipKart etc. The site has a clean UI and an auto suggest feature that pre-fetch common queries and stores it locally, making it quick. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of MySmartPrice

Shoppingwish

Shoppingwish.in is a price comparison engine founded by Sushil Choudhari, ex-cofounder of Dhinghana.com. The portal aggregates more than 1.5 million products to offer in various categories including books, electronics, computers, personal care and home appliances categories. An interesting feature of the site is that along with price comparison, it also shows matching coupon offers for discounts and availability of the product. Earlier this year the company raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from Sandeep Johri and other angel investors. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of Shoppingwish.in

TaxiForSure

TaxiForSure is an aggregator of car rentals and taxis in India (offers point to point, local packages, outstation and airport transfer taxis, across various car types). The company started operations in June 2011 and is currently active in Bangalore, Chennai and NCR. Earlier in June this year TaxiForSure raised $4 million from Accel Partners, Helion Venture Partners and Blume Ventures. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s interview with TaxiForSure

Intellocut

Intellocut, a product by by Threadsol Softwares Pvt Ltd. that launched at UnPluggd, claims to cut manufacturing cost of any garment factory by 2-5% and has significant impact on the bottom-lines of the garment manufacturing factories. Their product is based on php, java, mySQL, jQuery and javascript service and it can be deployed on cloud. The company also offers complete reporting plus notification mobile app that connects the operation managers with the production cutting rooms in real-time. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of Intellocut

DigiCollect-GIS

Bangalore based startup DigiCollect-GIS, who launched at UnPluggd, uses mobile data collection, cloud computing and location intelligence to aid businesses in make decisions. Their product, DigiCollect, is a customizable mobile data collection application that uses GIS visualisation for task such as data collection or surveys. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of DigiCollect-GIS

Simplilearn

Simplilearn offers online training, blended classroom training and exam practice tests in over 80 courses across 11 major categories. The company, founded in 2009 as a blog, has trained over 75,000 professionals in over 150 countries around the world. Earlier in September this year, Simplilearn raised $10 mn in series B funding from Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s interview with Simplilearn

BetaOut

Betaout, that launched at UnPluggd,  helps users manage the various stages of an article’s life as it develops right through from ideation to publishing (for which there is a neat WordPress integration). It also provides a dashboard for the editorial team to run the entire newsroom, keep a track on the performance of various contributors and even manage payments for them. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of BetaOut

Little Eye Labs

Little Eye Labs, is a Bangalore based company, whose product Little Eye, launched at bigMobilityConf, is a tool that uses an intuitive “Visual Correlation Engine” based interface to help developers and testers quickly identify performance and resource usage issues (like battery, CPU, memory, file system, etc). The tool also enables easy communication of issues between testers and developers, by capturing all relevant information like screen, logs, events, threads automatically. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of Little Eye

Appiterate

Appiterate, a New Delhi based startup, has developed a WYSIWYG A/B testing platform for iOS and Android apps using which developers and product managers can run A/B tests on any element of a mobile app. These include formatting and placement of Call to Action (CTA) elements, text, images, workflows etc. [Tweet This]

» Read: NextBigWhat’s coverage of Appiterate